28 Schools "I'm just envisioning basically a total meltdown of productivity on the board," one candidate said of conservatives in Connecticut. Associated Press , News Partner Posted Replies GUILFORD, CT — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd, district leaders announced they were doubling down on efforts to address social justice and racism in schools and teaching materials. But an organized pushback in the overwhelmingly white community began last year with a petition for the superintendent's removal. This summer, conservative activists won the GOP's endorsement for school board, knocking out three incumbents in the Republican caucus. In next week's elections, their slate aims to seize control of the school … [Read more...] about Opponents Of Critical Race Theory Seek To Flip School Boards
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19 Politics & Government The Associated Press looks at where President Joe Biden stands on some of his key promises as he rounds out his first year. Associated Press , News Partner Posted Replies WASHINGTON, DC — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress to address. That's particularly true of his promises to reform the nation's immigration system, where Biden is caught between the demands of his Democratic base and Latino voters and the realities of a steep influx of migrants to the U.S. A look at where Biden stands on some of his key promises as he rounds out his first year: COVID-19 — Reach a semblance of normalcy by Christmas 2021. Broken. The delta and then the omicron variants drove fresh … [Read more...] about Tracking Biden’s 1st-Year Progress Delivering On Promises
What is a human life worth? You may not want to put a price tag on a it. But if we really had to, most of us would agree that the value of a human life would be in the millions. Consistent with the foundations of our democracy and our frequently professed belief in the inherent dignity of human beings, we would also agree that all humans are created equal, at least to the extent of denying that differences of sex, ethnicity, nationality and place of residence change the value of a human life. With Christmas approaching, and Americans writing checks to their favorite charities, it’s a good time to ask how these two beliefs — that a human life, if it can be priced at all, is worth millions, and that the factors I have mentioned do not alter the value of a human life — square with our actions. Perhaps this year such questions lurk beneath the surface of more family discussions than usual, for it has been an extraordinary year for philanthropy, especially philanthropy to fight global … [Read more...] about What Should a Billionaire Give – and What Should You?